Three Considerations for Total Cost of Ownership

“Global Good” Open Source Software (OSS) products in the Technology for Development (T4D)  sector are mature products that have already received millions of dollars in investments and have been widely-deployed. One million dollars–the rough estimate of annual running cost for many existing Global Goods–may seem like a high cost if procured as a one-off, but […]

Cross-Post: DFID endorses the Principles for Digital Development, How the Principles lead to better designed development programmes

DFID is delighted to become the 100th organisation to endorse the Principles for Digital Development! They are good practice guidelines for doing development in a digital world that are regarded by the public and private sector as the global standard. At DFID we use digital technologies so we can have a bigger, faster and more cost-effective […]

#TBT: Bringing the Digital Principles to Life in Jakarta

In February, the Digital Impact Alliance hosted its second Practicing the Principles event in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event shared insights from public and private sector implementers on how they are putting the Principles for Digital Development into practice, finding innovations and gaining efficiencies that are inspiring a new way to implement development projects. The Principles […]

Register Now: Practicing the Principles for Digital Development in Jakarta, Indonesia

The Principles for Digital Development are the distilled knowledge of hundreds of professionals and thousands of projects into nine best practice guidelines to improve the use of technology in development. The Digital Principles are currently endorsed by 88 organizations, including USAID, UNICEF, NDI, Grameen Foundation, IntraHealth International, SIDA, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and many more. The Digital Impact […]

Be Agile(r)

Last week, ICTworks published a July 2016 blog post from Brian Sokol of Abt Associates that advocates for a leaner, more agile approach to the Principles for Digital Development. Finding the Goldilocks “juuuust right” middle ground between the two sets of principles is key. As the Digital Impact Alliance works together with the digital development […]